It's the late 1980s, when Wall Street is riding high, and it seems as if the entire country is cashing in on the bumper profits. Disgusted with the materialism that surrounds him, Matt Franklin, a brilliant young MIT graduate, has walked out on his well-paid position at a local lab and taken a low-level job as a video clerk, much to his father Bill's consternation. And the crises keep piling up in Matt's life. His best buddy Barry has just gotten fired from his job, his brainy sister Wendy is getting hitched to her vapid boyfriend Kyle, and the gorgeous Tori Frederking, long-time object of Matt's unattainable adoration, is suddenly back in the picture. Now, on one wild, woolly and irresponsible evening, everything is coming to a head, with explosive results. Written by
Best. Night. Ever.
4 March 2011 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Kids in America
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Opening Weekend USA: $3,464,679,
6 March 2011, Wide Release
Gross USA: $6,923,891, 17 April 2011
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
Despite being named after it, the song "Take Me Home Tonight" by Eddie Money
isn't heard at any point in the film. (It does however play in the film's theatrical trailer and on the DVD menu.) See more
People did not lift up dually pickup trucks in the eighties (four wheels in the back, with expanded fenders). It wasn't until the very late eighties when people started lifting up regular four wheel drive pickups. See more
Can you guys move? I'm trying to fuckin' party here.
Written by Ivan Doroschuk
Performed by Men Without Hats
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises See more